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#1/24
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5
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Les Gets is no longer such a hidden gem of a ski resort. Families in particular are returning to the pretty little hamlet year after year, for a weekend's skiing just an hour's drive from Geneva... read more »
#2/24
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5
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Val Thorens is part of Les Trois Vallées, the world's largest ski circuit. With more than 140km of piste above 3,000m – so plenty of snow – the resort makes a superb choice for a late-season ski break... read more »
#3/24
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5
(1 comment)
This Austrian ski resort offers extreme terrain for powderhounds and extreme après-ski for those with the energy to sample its non-stop nightlife. Here's my guide to the resort and mountains... read more »
#4/24
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
Cortina, in the Italian Dolomites, is a glamorous bolt-hole for the rich, liberally sprinkled with designer shops and gourmet restaurants – as well as snow. If you ski, it's even better…... read more »
#5/24
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Destination: Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen in the Austrian Tyrol has evolved into more than just an ideal family ski resort. It is Austria's capital of freestyle snowboarding – and, every April, becomes the Glastonbury of the Alps... read more »
#6/24
Rating:
4.5
(12 comments)
Destination: Soldeu
Soldeu is a vibrant, aspirational and sun-blessed resort, especially good for beginners and intermediates with a deserved reputation for its excellent ski schools... read more »
#7/24
Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
With its quiet pistes, relaxed village atmosphere and English-speaking ski schools, Courchevel 1650 in the French Alps is great for beginners – but its varied terrain thrills expert skiers too... read more »
#8/24
Rating:
4.5
(5 comments)
It won't win prizes for architectural beauty – but intermediates will love the sunny, well-groomed pistes of Cervinia while experts can cross the border for the bigger challenge of Swiss Zermatt... read more »
#9/24
Rating:
4.5
(3 comments)
Les Deux Alpes is a vibrant party town, enticing experts with its limitless steep off-piste and flattering beginners and early intermediates with tame terrain – all skiable for nine months of the year... read more »
#10/24
Rating:
4.5
(4 comments)
Destination: Saas-Fee
Saas-Fee in Switzerland is the ideal place to learn to ski in idyllic surroundings. At the other extreme, snowboarders flock here year-round to check out the awesome snow park on Mittelallalin glacier... read more »
#11/24
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Looking for a ski resort that works for non-skiers as well? Try Morzine, a sophisticated French town that has authentic charm, year-round bustle and great restaurants as well as winter sports action... read more »
#12/24
Rating:
4
(4 comments)
I've always seen Innsbruck as a stress-free airport from which to access my favourite Austrian ski resorts only an hour away. However, it is more than that: a historic city with nine ski areas nearby... read more »
#13/24
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
The X in Chamonix may be silent – but for thrill-seekers in the Alps, it chimes in neatly with the resort's reputation for eXtreme ski and snowboarding. If off-piste adventure is your thing, read on…... read more »
#14/24
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps has a long season with snow-sure slopes to suit every level of skier, and a super-sunny track record plus lots of affordable ski-to-door accommodation... read more »
#15/24
Rating:
4
(3 comments)
Destination: Meribel
Méribel the very belle has a prime location, lively après-ski and fantastic runs for all abilities - so it's little wonder this French resort is top choice for British skiers... read more »
#16/24
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
The French resort of Megève should never be overlooked as a great short-break ski destination. If you seek chic and charm, look no further - this is the prettiest resort in the whole of the Alps... read more »
#17/24
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Avoriaz is a car-free, purpose-built resort and a gateway to the vast Portes du Soleil ski area. The big draw, though, is the snowboarding – especially at The Stash, a forest snowpark for "shredders"... read more »
#18/24
Rating:
4
(8 comments)
Where do you head for a snow-sure ski break? Whether you are looking for a white Christmas early in the season, spring sunshine or summer adventure on a high-altitude glacier, here are my suggestions... read more »
#19/24
Rating:
4
(3 comments)
Situated in pretty Piedmont, in the Italian Alps, Sauze d'Oulx (or ‘Susie Doo’ to its friends) is a big hit with British skiers. From here they can access 400km of linked piste known as the Via Lattea... read more »
#20/24
Rating:
4
(3 comments)
Val d'Isére, with its vast interlinked ski area known as the Espace Killy, is the place to go for reliable snow, challenging pistes, powder and partying. It's the French resort par excellence…... read more »
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